After the audio teaser that was released earlier in the day, the first song from Vijay's Mersal is finally here.
Sony Music has put out the full AR Rahman number that celebrates the Tamil identity.
Sung by by Kailash Kher, Deepak, D. Sathyaprakash, A.R. Rahman, and A.V. Pooja, the nearly 6 minute song Aalaporaan Tamizhan begins like a melody and moves into a fast beat.
The lyrics by Vivek talk about Tamil pride, veeram and how important the identity is for the Tamizhan.
One of the Mersal posters featured Vijay in a jallikattu pose, suggesting that the film will feature the traditional sport of Tamil Nadu which made it to national headlines in January this year after the people of the state protested against its ban. Vijay had also put out a video on Twitter, supporting jallikattu at the time.
Directed by Atlee and with three leading ladies - Samantha, Kajal Aggarwal, and Nithya Menen - Mersal is expected to release this Deepavali.
You can listen to the song here.
Fans are delighted with the song and have been expressing their joy on social media.
This is easily one of the best intro numbers of #ThalapathyVJ perfect mix of class&mass, gonna be a massive celebration in theaters#Mersalâ€” Rajasekar (@sekartweets) August 10, 2017
â€” Pranita Jonnalagedda (@PranitaRavi) August 10, 2017
Mersal lyrics,mersal music , kandippa mersal kattirpaaru vijay sir. Powerfull to the core.â€” Sathish (@dancersatz) August 10, 2017
@arrahman super music composing sir, for mersal AALAPORAN THAMIZHAN song,â€” G Karthick Raj (@GKarthickRaj3) August 10, 2017
Goosebumps.. Mersal Adi By Mozart of Madras.. Those Interludes.. Strong Vocals, Perfect Lyrics! And Final... https://t.co/qOKiYoTgeFâ€” Zeeshan Z Khan (@ZeeshanZKhan) August 10, 2017